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to encouraging stewardship of the environment, land conservation, watershed protection and eliminating harmful chemicals. additional funding provided by: the colcom foundation. the wallace genetic foundation and by the charles a. frueauff foundation. >> this week a special edition of "to the contrary" >> i'll give eight shot. >> that's the time that you go. >> common sensical solution. >> i was warned that it might well cost me my seat. >> we have long traditional of women working. >> i was fortunate to have a mother who felt like anything was possible. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe welcome to "to the contrary." women have served in congress since 1917 when a republican, jeanette rankin was elected from montana. this year a new group of woman in the house determined to make a difference. we sat down with many of them and now we're introducing them to you so you can see what they have planned. >> a live long resent of arizona. sinema comes from humble beginnings. >> my family was actually homeless when i was a kid for two years after my parents got divorced, my family lived in an abandoned gas stat
in this constrained budget environment. we must help ensure dhs become a better stewart of tax dollars. recommendations by today's witnesses will help us better understand the issues that dhs faces and identify ways to help dhs improve. i look forward to their testimony. the chairman bomb that recognize the ranking member of the subcommittee, for any statement he may have. >> thank you mr. chairman. it is a pleasure to be here. i welcome witnesses and members of the subcommittee. i am looking for to working with the chairman and a bipartisan and productive manner as we conduct oversight in the department of homeland's security and other security functions. it is apparent, having met with the chairman at length, that we see eye to eye on many issues related to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department. i appreciate his collaboration as we move this important agenda for tweets this is our first subcommittee meeting at cannot think of a better issue to examine. the department of, security has one of the largest budget in the federal government. each year brings in $40 million in
, a political environment that could, in fact, i in danger and threaten the civil freedoms of the united states, if all of a sudden the american people demand a response that congress feels it must respond and civil liberties could be the first thing that goes overboard. you mentioned the national defense authorization act. i think it's a very legitimate concern. one of the principal focu focusf our advisory panel, principle focuses was whether or not and how you use the military in the homeland. if you create a panic or a stress environment in the united states, there is a danger that the executive branch will simply respond and use whatever resources are available to it without regard to law or restrictions such as -- which, of course, we know a doctrine that prohibits the use of military and homeland. it was one of the five principal focuses of our advisory panel, our concern over this type of environment. the ndaa, the national defense authorization act in fact in our view does begin to move the military into a domestic responsibility and into a domestic function. this is not good. and that
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oakland one of the most complex policing environments in the u.s. >> the police can make a difference if they are focused and they're passionate and they're out there on the streets. if they have a presence. >> reporter: the homicide rate in oakland reached a six-year crime and violence jumped 23%. burglaries were up even more than that. and wasserman was telling the people about the broken windows theory which is a way of focusing on minor crime as a way of prevery muching major crimes. the audience is listening intently. we hope to get some reaction when the meeting ends in a little while. nbc bay area news. >>> thank you. people in the northeast are digging out after that massive blizzard and others are finally getting where they need to go by plane and train after days and days. >> reporter: they're the sounds of a chilly clean-up echoed all across new england. >> a lot of work. >> reporter: work that is stretching into a second day as road crews fan out across the region. at its height, the blizzard dumps more than three feet of snow in some areas. today a caravan of plows are wo
of companies that are ripe for the picking. they'd like an easier business environment where they're more welcome than in california, and they'd like lower taxes. >> one local police, chevron, plans to move 800 jobs from the bay area to houston. house democratic minority leader nancy pelosi believes that shrinking the national debt can improve america's business climate. >> again, we have to make a judgment about what to -- how do we get growth with jobs, that's where the revenue comes from. you don't get it by cutting into education, cutting back on investments in science and national institutes of health, food safety. you name it. >> ama: the san francisco democrat also said the national debt has reached, quote. i moral levels. >> job creation and economic growth will be key to president barack obama's "state of the union" address this week. you can watch the state of the union here on abc and abc7 on tuesday at 6:00 p.m. >>> still to come at 6:00. a deadly helicopter crash in southern california. the tv show the chopper was working on. >> plus, local and military first responders getti
of people urged president obama to make protecting the environment a higher priority during his second term. a group gathered the san francisco to rally against the keystone xl pipeline. that proposal calls for moving oil from canada to the gulf of mexico through several states. ♪ >> ama: a larger demonstration took place in washington, dc. that group voiced its opposition to the keystone pipeline as well. demonstrators also called for the president and congress to take more action on climate change. >> still to come, kicking off spring training. abc7 sports anchor mike shumann is in arizona. >> mike: we'll talk with managing partner of the a's bat proposed new stadium, and the story of the day, josh reddick's beard. >> ama: the cost of fighting wildfires, and the new criticism about who has to pay for it. >> as is he reign of silicon valley coming to an end? >> leigh: i'm meteorologist leigh glaser. boy, we have been full of springlike weather. it's going to start ending tomorrow with a return. we'll look at the accuweather >> ama: new at 6:00. california's effort to recover the cost of
environment than impactor traffic operations. the test sites will also inform the agents he has we develop standards for certifying unmanned aircraft to determine the necessary air-traffic requirements. in addition to the test sites, essay is published a notice in the federal register, asking the public to review privacy language and provided good. the broad outline of the privacy proposal will require each site to ensure their privacy policies address the following. notice for awareness, choice and consent, access and participation, integrity and security and finally, enforcement mechanisms to do with violations of these policies. the faa thinks a test sites will provide important information that will inform our uas process moving forward. with respect to research and development efforts, we are working in four areas. control and communication, maintenance and repair and human factors. research in all four areas is critical as the opening statements have mentioned. a written statement contains more details on each area, but i'd like to take a moment to highlight the work we are doing wit
to learn how uas operate in different environments and how they impact air traffic operations. the test sites also inform the agency as we develop standards for certifying unmanned aircraft and determine the necessary air traffic requirements. in addition to the test sites, faa is publishing a notice in the federal register asking the public to review draft privacy language and provide input. the broad outline of faa's privacy proposal will require each test site to ensure their privacy policies address the following: notice or awareness, choice and consent, access and participation, integrity and security, and, finally, enforcement mechanisms to deal with violations of these policies. the faa thinks the test sites will provide important information that will inform our integration process moving forward. with respect to faa east research and development efforts, we are working in four areas, void, control and communication, maintenance and repair, and human factors. research in all four areas are critical as the opening statements mentioned. my written statement contains more details o
to texas. last week in a radio ad governor perry said texas offers a friendlier business environment than california. >>> 7:48. tomorrow night, president obama will deliver his first state of the union address of his second term. jamie dupree joins us via skype. what are you hearing about the focus of the president's state of the union address? >> reporter: the basic line out of officials from the white house the last couple of days has been that the president will focus on economic issues, job and the economy, still at the top of the list. but, of course, i would think, tori, that he will talk about a number of very detailed items like the ideas of gun and gun violence in the wake of the newtown, connecticut shootings, immigration reform issues and the budget cuts coming up on march -- march 1,the focus -- the -- march 1st. the focus the white house is saying the argument will be on economic issues. we'll see what happens tomorrow night. >> do you expect he will set a more conciliatory tone with republicans or will he still have that aggression tone at the inauguration address? >> report
plenty of companies are ripe for the picking, they would like a business environment where they are more welcome and they would like lower taxes. >> local employer plans on moving 800 jobs from the bay area to houston. perry will be in southern california today. >> san francisco taxpayers could end up paying millions for the city to host the upcoming america's cup. according to the "san francisco chronicle", sunday raising efforts to cover $34 million in police and transportation and clean up are falling short with only $14 million for the event that is in six months. taxpayers could be saddled with the remaining $20 million. it was supposed to bring in $300 million but now there are only three international teams rather than 12. >> a change coming to a popular brand of bourbon but makers mark says you will not not it, from 90 proof to 84 proof. the company says it is watering down the whiskey to stretch existing supplies to cover rising global demand. customers who are already complaining about the change on social sites but the officials insist the taste will be the same. >> "new york
worked close closely with the office of civil rights to design policies to help improve the environment for our students. many parents hope the federal investigation will be a wake-up call for all schools to do more to stop bullying. as a result of the investigation principals and teachers must now take special training to recognize disability based harassment. reporting live from palo alto, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >>> thank you, marianne. we have an update now to a developing story out of the east bay. police are involved in a standoff with a suspected bank robber. it unfolded this evening -- this morning at the easy 8 motel near 880 and maory avenue. police say three armed men stormed the bank about four miles away in fremont this afternoon. they escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. right now one man has surrendered to police. two others are still inside. we're going to continue to follow this story and bring you an update as it's warranted. >>> the nightly commute is taking longer for some cal train passengers. riders are experiencing delays of a half hour following
more sustainability to look at the environment. now we have to learn, and that is quite a challenge for progressive politics that this is no longer working. and it's even no longer working when we were in power. and i'm a social democrat, and if you look at the years when we were in power, everyone is now single kid, we work economically very successful in those days because competitiveness of the german economy grew, but on the other hand, you have to admit the following. there are no better incomes, there are no better jobs, there's no better wealth of state and more social security. and this of course means that we have to rethink a couple of questions, and these are to my mind on the agenda. and i will make a quote of michael sandal for made the book these days, a book with a tough, what money can buy. and i give you two citations, to quote that are in the book come to my mind, arthur edward the first quote is the following. the most fateful change that unfolded during the past decade was not an increase in greed, it was the expansion of markets and have market values into areas
% of business owners that were surveyed identified the current environment as a bad time to expand and political uncertainty topped the list for the reasons not to attempt economic growth. lee, a resident of muskogee, oklahoma, and president of acme corporation, said a lot of small businesses had to go in debt to stay afloat. he said now they can't make the money they need to to pay down debts due in large part the environment the government has created. i joined a small group of members in congress. i have faced unprecedented difficulties ensuring my business succeeded. i step on the floor of the united states house of representatives with a firsthand understanding how high the hurdles are for a business to succeed and just simply jump over. last month when president obama was sworn into his second term, i was reminded of something he said four years ago in his first inauguration. the president said, "the question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small but whether it works, whether it helps families finds a job at a decent wage, care they can afford or retirement tha
, the environment would be destroyed, the world would come to an end by us building that pipeline. you know, we're multiple decades past. it's worked very well. there haven't been those disasters that people claimed. but on top of that, i know my friend from louisiana mentioned the environmental impact, and, you know, that it makes sense, the pipeline is the safest way to move oil but on top of that, you have a choice and the senator from north dakota made it very clear, that is you get the -- to refine it in china or the u.s. i don't know about anybody here but i would bet we all agree between the environmental standards, we have a better environmental record than china does in refinery and refining of oil products. so it makes sense for us to do it here. on top of that, i know and, again, from alaska which people travel there not just for the jobs and opportunity but the beauty of alaska. we have more visitors who want to see the pipeline, to visit the pipeline. when i went down on a rafting trip you're in nowhere land. unbelievable beauty but one of the last things you see when you come down
people in to that environment. >> now, the committee did not vote on the proposal today. it's our understanding that the board of supervisors will have to give the green light to the sheriff's department before it accepts a $31,000 homeland security grant that will be used to pay for the drones, no word yet on when that vote will take place. reporting live in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. san jose police want the public's help in identifying is two suspects photographed during a south bay bank robbery located in the shopping complex on santa teresa boulevard robbed back in november. here are the surveillance photos it of the man who demanded money from a teller. mid 20s, medium height and weight. he's wearing a black and red atlanta falcons hat and 3/4 length hooded jacket. police say had he someone with him just before the robbery. that associate as they're referring to him was wearing blake the with a white symbol on the front. police urge anyone with information to contact the department's robbery unit. >>> new at 6:00 tonight, no right at stake.
in a much more urban environment or maybe it's fortunate. it is a very urban and compact environment. moving a lot of snow piles are going to require heavier equipment. >> reporter: governor asking all nonessential employees to stay home. a lot of businesses closed today, jon. the streets as i mentioned are relatively quiet. that is good thing as they try to clear the snow. jon: it is a heavy snow too. it is a lot of moisture in there. it is hard to dig out. >> reporter: but good for snowballs. jon: always finding a bright spot. rick leventhal in ham den, connecticut. jenna: a fox news alert for you boeing out to california where police are offering a one million dollar reward for information leading to the capture of christopher dorner, a name you are now familiar with. this is the former cop accused of killing three people and sparking a multi-state manhunt. william la jeunesse is live at l.a.p.d. headquarters with more on this story. william, police have up the ante. >> reporter: having declared war on the l.a.p.d. the department responded in kind this weekend, labeling him a domestic ter
be a virtuous cycle, it saves tax dollars, improves the environment, reduces the damage from flooding, and all the attendant costs. it's a class eck example of what the federal government should learn from 200 years of experience trying to engineer the mississippi river and instead allowing some cases nature to take its course and avoid more expensive and worse damage. and this is what we need to do across the federal government. we don't have to spend twice as much money on health care as most of the developed countries for outcomes that are mediocre at best. we don't have to spend more money on defense than 12 or 13 of the remaining largest defense budgets, and on weapons that in many cases like our nuclear arsenal, but we have far more than we need and can ever use and can afford. we can pare that down, save tens of millions of dollars and still be the most powerful nation in the world. for the outrageous crop insurance that encourages reckless and expensive behavior by paying farmers to plant crops on land that never should have been cultivated in the first place. while we will control spe
environment that would get the economy growing. if you want wages to grow -- what we've done to the middle class has been devastating. immigration will be one thing we will hopefully get to an honest understanding of the policy and the facts. you opened with a comment about the president's administration. a friend of mine admits the president that promise to be the most transparent and open to not turn out that way. i have not heard members of the left just being brutal, "you promised open government and sunlight into the workings and you did just the opposite." this is an interesting conversation. the left was brutal to the previous administration on guantanamo bay, extradition, the use of drones. that same left is almost mute when this president has gone further and broken his promises. host: speaker boehner held a press conference yesterday and said the house would not pass any sequester bills until the senate does. the speaker was tired of having legislation die. guest: we have spent two years negotiating with ourselves. we sit there and wait for the president to deliver an honest budg
and it was -- not necessarily a safe environment to walk in. we went there and just took a quick look to see if we can quickly determine what the cause was or get an idea. we were really weren't able to from what we saw yesterday. we just need to get some lighting in there. that's what they're doing today is moving it to the shipyard so we can get lighting and operate safely within the engine room space. >> reporter: patrick says whatever happened, that fire flashed like that, seen on a television monitor, they also point out that it appears the fire was not that big, but it was in exactly the wrong place and might have taken out a major circuit or major wire, which is why that little fire took out the power to an entire huge ship. they do have block back boxes o vessel. the investigation takes 8 to 12 months. >> that's a long time. so the investigation begins as does the cleaning. martin savidge in mobile, thank you. >>> any minute, president obama addressing gun violence in his hometown of chicago. we'll take you there live. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: upbeat ] [ dog ] we found it together. on a walk, walk, walk
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